DATES FOR NOVEMBER
Second half of term starts on 3 November
Mayco Activity Day Tuesday 11th November
Other important dates for this year
December exam dates: 1st – 5th December
A timetable will be given to your son/daughter one month before the exams.
KS3 (Y7 – Y9) Christmas shows: 11th and 12th December
Letters will be given out closer to the time to explain details.
The first reoports will be issued on the last day of term; 19th December (School finishes at 12:00)
They will consist of grades and exam percentages along with Tutor comments.
Parents’ evening will be in the first full week of the new term on...
Tuesday 13th January, 7 (1), 8 (1), and 9 (1)
Thursday 15th January 7 (2), 8 (2) and 9 (2)
This is to discuss the reports and plans for the middle term. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼
Practise is well under way for the musical entertainment for Prize Giving day this year. Year 8 and Year 9 have been invited to perform at the event and will be having extra music lessons during their Tutorial Periods next month.
We wish them good luck and look forward to the big event in December.
The Harvest Festival was extremely successful again this year with students and parents donating large amounts of food to the three sites for the Vicar of The British Church to collect.
The Vicar attended the Trinity site on Monday 13 October to collect the food and thank the students, and explain how the food would be distributed. Thank you for you again for your generosity. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼
We are delighted to announce that the school youth theatre, TYPT, has just secured its first visit from a specialist arts practitioner from the UK. Janet Lawson is a certified instructor of stage combat from the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC).
Janet will be here in school with us for three days. During these three days she will be delivering workshops to over 120 of our students across the whole school, from year 1 to year 12. The workshops will be for everyone who is a member of the school youth theatre but will also incorporate some of our Key Stage Four and Five drama students, many of whom are previous members. You may wish to research The British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat by visiting their website www.bassc.org. ￼￼￼￼￼
This week saw the launch of the 2014 Poppy Appeal at The BST. The remembrance poppy (a Papaver rhoeas) has been used since 1920 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war. Inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields", they were first used by the American Legion to commemorate American soldiers who died in that war (1914–1918). They were then adopted by military veterans' groups in parts of the former British Empire: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Today, they are mainly used in the UK and Canada to commemorate their servicemen and women who have been killed in all conflicts since 1914. There, small artificial poppies are often worn on clothing for a few weeks until Remembrance Day/Armistice Day (11 November). Poppy wreaths are also often laid at war memorials.
￼￼￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼The poppies will also be available for sale from school after half term. They are a minimum of 1 euro. We will have one minute’s silence to remeber those who have died in battle, at 11:00 o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th month (Novemebr) which is when World War 1 officially ended. ￼
We really hope you have enjoyed our Newsletter! ￼￼￼